The VB-1 catheter: an improved catheter for difficult-to-engage internal mammary artery grafts.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

As patients with prior coronary artery bypass grafting age, internal mammary artery grafts are more frequently encountered in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Angiography and interventions involving these grafts are often difficult, particularly in patients with tortuous subclavian anatomy and/or proximal internal mammary artery origins. We describe a new catheter shape, the Cordis Behar Internal Mammary, VB-1, which allows selective intubations of both right and left internal mammary arteries that are not possible with conventional catheters.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warner, JJ; Gehrig, TR; Behar, VS

Published Date

  • July 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 361 - 365

PubMed ID

  • 12822160

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-1946

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccd.10526


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States